MSN 7.0 Setup error code: '1601'



Kevin
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Help.
Having this problem for a while when MSN 6.x prompted me to upgrade to 7.0
the error dialog is
"MSN Messenger setup has failed with error code: '1601'. Please go to the
MSN Messenger Web site and download the software from there."

Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)

Anyone knows how to resolve this error?
TIA.
Kevin

Jonathan Kay [MVP]
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Greetings Kevin,

This indicates that the Windows Installer is damaged.

To correct this, click Start, then Run, and type the following:
%systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe /regserver
then click OK.

Then try again.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Kevin" <Kevin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A99449B9-4368-4CCB-B51A-6D82E2C5E657@microsoft.com...
> Help.
> Having this problem for a while when MSN 6.x prompted me to upgrade to 7.0
> the error dialog is
> "MSN Messenger setup has failed with error code: '1601'. Please go to the
> MSN Messenger Web site and download the software from there."
>
> Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
>
> Anyone knows how to resolve this error?
> TIA.
> Kevin

Kevin
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Thanks Jonathan.
Your tip works like a charm. Thanks so much. Kevin

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings Kevin,
>
> This indicates that the Windows Installer is damaged.
>
> To correct this, click Start, then Run, and type the following:
> %systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe /regserver
> then click OK.
>
> Then try again.
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "Kevin" <Kevin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A99449B9-4368-4CCB-B51A-6D82E2C5E657@microsoft.com...
> > Help.
> > Having this problem for a while when MSN 6.x prompted me to upgrade to 7.0
> > the error dialog is
> > "MSN Messenger setup has failed with error code: '1601'. Please go to the
> > MSN Messenger Web site and download the software from there."
> >
> > Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
> >
> > Anyone knows how to resolve this error?
> > TIA.
> > Kevin
>
>
>

Jonathan Kay [MVP]
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Hi Kevin,

Great :)
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Kevin" <Kevin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FFC6662A-B999-4D3E-9954-C370172291F5@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Jonathan.
> Your tip works like a charm. Thanks so much. Kevin
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Greetings Kevin,
>>
>> This indicates that the Windows Installer is damaged.
>>
>> To correct this, click Start, then Run, and type the following:
>> %systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe /regserver
>> then click OK.
>>
>> Then try again.
>> ____________________________________________
>> Jonathan Kay
>> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>> Associate Expert
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
>> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>>
>> "Kevin" <Kevin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A99449B9-4368-4CCB-B51A-6D82E2C5E657@microsoft.com...
>> > Help.
>> > Having this problem for a while when MSN 6.x prompted me to upgrade to 7.0
>> > the error dialog is
>> > "MSN Messenger setup has failed with error code: '1601'. Please go to the
>> > MSN Messenger Web site and download the software from there."
>> >
>> > Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
>> >
>> > Anyone knows how to resolve this error?
>> > TIA.
>> > Kevin
>>
>>
>>

Kevin
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Jonathan,
Sorry for bothering you again, but I did not see a discussion group for
Windows Installer. My Windows Installer 3.1 (v2) seems to be damaged. Here
are the symptoms:
1) When installing updates/patches via Windows Update, the updates
installations downloaded & completed and prompted reboot... but in reality
evere updates installation failed. Because the Windows Updates keep
indicating that I should install these critical updates...

2) installing Java Runtime Envirronment from www.java.com failed with error:
"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. ..."

3) Messenger 7 setup has failed with error code: '1601'.
Your suggested "%systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe /regserver" works for MSN
but not Windows Updates or JRE.

TIA for your great advices.
Kevin.
"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Hi Kevin,
>
> Great :)
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "Kevin" <Kevin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FFC6662A-B999-4D3E-9954-C370172291F5@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks Jonathan.
> > Your tip works like a charm. Thanks so much. Kevin
> >
> > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> Greetings Kevin,
> >>
> >> This indicates that the Windows Installer is damaged.
> >>
> >> To correct this, click Start, then Run, and type the following:
> >> %systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe /regserver
> >> then click OK.
> >>
> >> Then try again.
> >> ____________________________________________
> >> Jonathan Kay
> >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> >> Associate Expert
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> >> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> >> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
> >> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
> >>
> >> "Kevin" <Kevin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:A99449B9-4368-4CCB-B51A-6D82E2C5E657@microsoft.com...
> >> > Help.
> >> > Having this problem for a while when MSN 6.x prompted me to upgrade to 7.0
> >> > the error dialog is
> >> > "MSN Messenger setup has failed with error code: '1601'. Please go to the
> >> > MSN Messenger Web site and download the software from there."
> >> >
> >> > Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
> >> >
> >> > Anyone knows how to resolve this error?
> >> > TIA.
> >> > Kevin
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


MSN 7.0 Setup error code: '1601'